I had just gotten through a rough semester juggling college and two kids, getting only four hours of sleep per night for about 16 weeks, and the results had taken a terrifying toll. Despite keeping up my skincare regimen, it just wasn’t enough help for my poor eyes. I’ve always had dark circles (a lovely gift of heredity), but now they were downright purple grey and my under eye area was puffy and baggy. So how excited was I to test the Lumixyl Revitaleyes eye cream? VERY!
Lumixyl’s decapeptide-12, which reduces skin hyperpigmentation, joins some other hard-hitting ingredients such as N-Hydroxysuccinimide to remove iron and bilirubin accumulations from beneath the eyes, sodium hyaluronate for its moisturizing properties, and the one-two punch of palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 to boost collagen production, preventing and helping to repair damage and wrinkles. So there is a lot to like in the ingredients list. However, the trade off is that there is a preservative added, but I was pleased to find it low on the label. While I normally avoid preservatives when I can, I felt the benefits would outweigh the preservatives. Now I was more excited than ever to try it.
I used the cream in conjunction with my normal skincare regimen, applying it in the morning and at night. It absorbed quickly and cleanly, played well with my other skincare products, and did particularly well under makeup. I did notice a very slight “shimmer” (for lack of a better term) - it would appear to me that the formulation includes an ingredient to reflect light - a nice little visual trick to make the under-eye area appear brighter. This wasn’t a highly noticeable shine, so I could wear the eye cream even without a concealer or foundation on top of it without it looking odd, which was nice because I like to go makeup free sometimes.
Within 24 hours I noticed a significant difference in how hydrated my eyes looked. I was already using a serum that had eliminated the crepiness on my lids, but the Lumixyl Revitaleyes improved the deeper creases that had begun to form under my eyes and particularly my crow’s-feet, at the corners. My tired eyes were looking much more refreshed and I experienced no problems whatsoever with irritation or allergy, so I continued with the cream for four weeks.
During the trial, my eye area did look much more plump and hydrated, but I wasn’t totally sold on the product’s ability to reduce dark circles. I put it on every day, looking in the mirror, and I saw those purple rings still there. Hmmm… was it actually doing anything? Fortunately, at the beginning of the trial, I had snapped a photo of myself to reference and I was SO very glad I had! Four weeks later I snapped another photo to compare and saw the results were actually more impressive than I had realized. The change was so gradual I hadn’t noticed, but my dark circles were actually lighter! No other cream I have tried (and there have been many!) has ever been able to do that - not even a tiny bit. Here are the photos so you can be the judge:
So while nothing will undo heredity and my raccoon eyes may never totally be erased, I was pleased with the results I experienced from Lumixyl’s Revitaleyes and will continue to use it. This is going to be a valuable addition to my beauty arsenal, and I’ll be really putting it through the paces as I begin schoolwork and sleepless nights once again. The tiniest drop went a very long way, so even after my four-week trial, I have an almost full tube remaining. Lumixyl’s website reports that the company plans to price Revitaleyes at $65, so if that is the case, this mid-priced powerhouse will be an excellent value. Now go and try it out for yourself.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol Oleate, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panthenol, Glucosamine HCI, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Steareth-20, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decapeptide-12, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7